Crowds trot down to see pig racing at Melbourn’s Autumn Fair

Pig racing at the Autumn Show

Pig racing at the Autumn Show - Credit: Archant

A squealy good time was had by all when the Autumn Fair came to Melbourn Community Pavillion and Recreation Grounds.

Flame, the pony, captured 2 year old Phillipa Yang's heart.

Flame, the pony, captured 2 year old Phillipa Yang's heart. - Credit: Archant

The main event of the day was pig racing, which consisted of a series of races throughout the afternoon with a finale of the Melbourn Cup, a contest between local schools won by Melbourn Village College.

Melbourn Sports Centre manager Graham Johnson-Mack said: “It was great to see so many families enjoying themselves and joining in with the spirit of the event.

Melbourn Chain of Flowers organisers, Yvonne Chamberlain, and Claire Crossman, with visitors, John a

Melbourn Chain of Flowers organisers, Yvonne Chamberlain, and Claire Crossman, with visitors, John anfd Flynn Byrne, and Evie and Rory Carrier, taking part in the wild flower quiz. PICTURE: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant

“The weather was on our side, we had brilliant support from local groups and companies donating equipment and prizes, and fantastic live music to entertain the crowds. The pigs were great fun and certainly the highlight of the day.”

The fair was themed around outdoor activities and countryside awareness and societies from the area got stuck in, including 1st Melbourn Guides and Rainbows and Wimpole Hall Farm.

Demi and Lexi Thomas, and Ronnie Ring get up close with Marmalade, the Tawny Owl. PICTURE: Clive Por

Demi and Lexi Thomas, and Ronnie Ring get up close with Marmalade, the Tawny Owl. PICTURE: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant


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Also available was a chance to hold and have a photo taken with an owl, along with pony rides, fairground rides and inflatables.

For further information on Melbourn Sports Centre or information on the hire of the community pavilion, contact Melbourn Sports Centre on 01763 263313 or email info@mc-sport.co.uk.

Little 4 year old Emily Jackson from Royston, making pine cone feeders for wild birds on the Nation

Little 4 year old Emily Jackson from Royston, making pine cone feeders for wild birds on the National trust Wimpole Hall display. PICTURE: Clive Porter - Credit: Archant

Liza Collins, and Amanda Smith, both from Cambridge cooling down with a much needed ice cream. PICTU

Liza Collins, and Amanda Smith, both from Cambridge cooling down with a much needed ice cream. PICTURE: Clive Porter - Credit: Archant

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